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COUNCIL: June 9, 2020 Meetings

At their June 9, 2020 meetings:

  • the Council discussed criteria and program expectations for Housing Stability Programs approved by the Council at its June 2 formal meeting. The funding was released upon approval during last week’s meeting for the programs, which include rent and mortgage assistance and will be facilitated by community partners.

  • the Council held a follow-up discussion with the Administration and the Salt Lake City Police Department about community concerns over race, equity, and justice in relation to law enforcement policies, procedures, budget, and ordinances. The Council has received thousands of emails and phone calls and heard nearly 120 public comments at tonight’s formal meeting. Discussion included options for additional accountability and oversight going forward into the next budget year, and the potential to hold some budget allocations while additional conversations are held and options considered. The Council has scheduled an additional follow-up discussion during its Thursday, June 11 work session meeting. Watch the briefing

  • the Council interviewed and approved the appointment of Lisa Shaffer as the new Salt Lake City Chief Administrative Officer.

  • the Council interviewed and approved the appointment of Aaron Bentley as the new Salt Lake City Chief Information Officer (Director of Information Management Services or IMS).

  • the Board unanimously supported releasing previously set-aside funding to provide lighting and landscaping for the Folsom Trail. The Folsom Trail is a planned off-street, paved walking and bicycling path connecting the Jordan River to downtown Salt Lake City through the RDA’s North Temple and Depot District project areas. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and finish in 2021.

  • the Board received a presentation about the University of Utah’s Vision Plan for a Research Park Master Plan. The Administration will continue working with State, University and County partners to further define aspects of this potential project area.

The proposed budgets for the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and the Local Building Authority (LBA) were approved for Fiscal Year 2020-21. The Council will consider adopting the proposed City budget at its June 16 formal meeting. Stay up to date on the City’s budget process, information, and ways to provide public comment on the Salt Lake City FY21 Budget webpage.

All agenda-related comments received through any source are shared with the Council and added to the Council public meeting record.

Visit the Council’s agenda page for meeting documents and video or view an archive of prior meeting recaps.

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